Group of Seven Chupicuaro and Michoacan Ladies

    Chupicuaro and Michoacan
    C. 400 BC-200 AD
    Painted Pottery
    3" to 4ΒΌ" Tall

    A nice group of lovely little figurines including four Chupicuaro 'Pretty Ladies', the two smaller buff examples each with a loss; a well slipped intact example with original red and white pigments; and a more broad example with large banded hair, intact. The two Michoacan figures include a standing woman with wide triangular head and arms to chest, this intact; and the taller female with large ear ornaments and strong cream slip suffers from a missing eye, losses to hair, and a foot. The most interesting example is a highly unusual Chupicuaro variant showing a woman in her late term of pregnancy, the breasts extremely full and the stomach bulging while she wears a long flat skirt with notches,possibly indicative that she is laying down covered and in labor; this figure with a rare yellow pigment, intact, and heavily encrusted; a wonderful variant.

    Condition Report*:

    Condition report available upon request.

    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 613

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 April 17 Modern & Contemporary Art - Prints & Multiples - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I have to say I am very pleased with the final results and Heritage Auctions service.
    Philip M.,
    Truckee, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,098,328